COVID-19 Vaccines for Hamilton Co. Residents 75 Years and Older and for Certain Persons With Special Needs
The Hamilton County Health Department will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to Hamilton County residents who are 75 years of age or older, and persons with special needs who have difficulties living independently have been added to the Phase 1a1 group.
The Hamilton County Health Department announced it will begin offering age-based vaccinations on Thursday, December 31. The first age-based bracket is open to individuals age 75 or older. Age-based eligibility requires residency in Hamilton County. The county health department requires anyone age 75 or older to bring proof of Hamilton County residency. Proof of residency means a document showing the individual’s current address. Any Hamilton County resident 75 years or older, regardless of medical condition, is eligible.
In addition, the Hamilton County Health Department placed a new group in the Phase 1a1 category. Also beginning December 31, persons 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to a serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disabilities are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1a1. Unlike age-based eligibility, individuals in Phase 1a1 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination if they reside or work in Hamilton County. Eligible persons must bring a work ID or proof of employment.
Time: Thursday, December 31 from 9AM-5PM. The Hamilton County Health Department does not require an appointment. The line at the vaccination site can be long and possibly take two hours or more in some cases.
Location: 4301 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406. Enter the Tennessee Riverpark from the entrance near Chattanooga State (not the entrance near the Navy Reserve Center).
The complete list of Phase professions can be found on Hamilton County’s website. You can also find additional details here.
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